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Poetry From Paradise Valley

Pecan Grove Press has released an anthology of poems, a sampling of works published in Valparaiso Poetry Review during its first decade, from the original 1999-2000 volume to the 2009-2010 volume.

Poetry from Paradise Valley includes a stellar roster of 50 poets. Among the contributors are a former Poet Laureate of the United States, a winner of the Griffin International Prize, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two National Book Award winners, two National Book Critics Circle winners, six finalists for the National Book Award, four finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, and a few dozen recipients of other honors, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc.

Readers are encouraged to visit the Poetry from Paradise Valley page at the publisher's web site, where ordering information about the book can be found.

Best Books of Indiana 2011: Finalist. Judges' Citation: "Poetry from Paradise Valley is an excellent anthology that features world-class poetry, including the work of many artists from the Midwest, such as Jared Carter, Annie Finch, David Baker, and Allison Joseph. It’s an eclectic and always interesting collection where poems on similar themes flow into each other. It showcases the highest caliber of U. S. poetry."
—Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana State Library

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

“Through Alex’s Eyes”

I am delighted to report that the current issue of Valpo, the magazine of Valparaiso University, includes a feature titled “Through Alex’s Eyes,” which focuses on works my wife Pam and I have written about our son Alex. Pam writes commentary twice weekly at her blog, One Autism Mom’s Notes, and I regularly present poetry at Autism: A Poem. Author Tom Wyatt explains in his article, Pam and I publish our writings “as parents of an autistic child” in separate genres, mine “from a creative perspective and Pam from more of a memoirist’s point of view.” As Wyatt notes, each of our writings “gives Alex a voice through his parents’ eyes.”

I invite visitors to read the entire article of “Through Alex’s Eyes,” which is now also available as an isolated entry at my personal web site.


Maureen said...

Thank you for making this lovely feature available.

It is so evident in your poems and in your wife's posts how much faith, love, and hope you share, what an extraordinary bond and strength you have, and what extrasensory delights Alex offers when a moment is taken to see through his eyes. I wish my sister would have had your posts to read while her daughter was growing up.

Kristine Ong Muslim said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful and inspiring article.